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April 2021 Photo of the Month Competition - The Royal Air Force Special Schemes

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April 2021 Photo of the Month Competition - The Royal Air Force Special Schemes

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:55 pm

As I said previously, POTM as it was will be taking a break with the ongoing Covid regulations. Andy's idea of a specialist competition every month instead made a lot of sense to me so here is the April 2021 competition:

The Royal Air Force Special Schemes

The Royal Air Force was formed on 1st April 1918 and over the next 100 years has grown to be one of the most advanced Air Forces in the world. Over time the RAF has commemorated certain events with special colour schemes or specially painted tails for various aircraft and therefore the competition category for this month is Royal Air Force aircraft that are painted in a special colour scheme and/or RAF special tails. The photo can be taken at any point in history but the featured aircraft must be in service with the RAF at the time of the photograph.

Photography Competition Rules

1. Only one entry per user, unless posting on behalf of another person who is unable to do so themselves (children for example). If this is the case, please state so on your entry.
2. The photograph can have been taken at any time.
3. The photo must feature a specially marked RAF aircraft.
4. The image can be photo-shopped to some extent, levels changes, cropping, sharpening etc. are all acceptable. The photograph must retain it’s initial subject though, don’t make it something it’s not (cutting and pasting the moon into the shot, for example). HDR images are not acceptable. If you are unsure, please PM a moderator.
5. The competition will remain open until 23.59 on the 1st May 2021 (UK time), to enable anyone with last minute entries some breathing space
6. The voting will be carried out by you, the members of FC, by a poll which will be created at the closing of the competition.
7. Moderators/Administrators will not be exempt from the competition, but cannot vote for their own entry.
8. The decision of the moderating team is final.
9. All images must be posted in line with the usual FC posting rules
10. The rules may be subject to change, and these will be posted on this thread.
11. Please do not comment on entries other than your own.

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Post by Pune » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:21 pm

I'll start the ball rolling, hope this qualifies.
ImageJaguar by Paul Tursner-Upcott, on Flickr
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Post by Cole » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:20 am

Dudley, West Midlands

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Post by acw367 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:45 am

Tornado 25th
ZA469 Panavia Tornado GR4 9 Squadron RAF at RIAT Fairford 11 July 2007

ImageZA469 RIAT Fairford 11 July 2007 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Post by Mike » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:24 pm

ZA412 of 617 squadron at Lossiemouth on 31/03/14

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Post by Part Timer » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:57 pm

Image503 by A M, on Flickr

Final RIAT display before retirement 2006

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Image_MG_2287 by Tony Adams, on Flickr


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Post by reaper493 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:27 pm

41sqd Harrier Gr9 at RAF Coningsby, 12th April 2006.

ImageDSC_1248 by Mike Hiley, on Flickr

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Post by Knife 04 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:16 pm

Psalm 82:4 - 'Rescue the weak and the needy; Deliver them from the hand of the wicked'

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22790934@N07/

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Post by andygolfer » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:02 pm

here's mine from Duxford in September 2012, Tornado GR.4 ZA547 displaying in the 1,000,000 flying hours scheme....

ImageZA547 Panavia Tornado RAF Duxford 08-09-2012 4241 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

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Post by B58Hustler » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:03 pm

Shiny Two Tonka at Marham 25/06/2013.


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Post by NickC » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:16 pm

Hercules C5 with special tail commemorating the 50th anniversary of the C-130 in RAF service, Northolt Nightshoot XXVI, March 2019:

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RAF C-130J Hercules C5 by Nick Challoner, on Flickr

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Post by local to Brize » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:39 pm

ImageRAIT 2012 - Hawk by Jeremy P Allen, on Flickr

RIAT 2012 - BAe Hawk T1a 4 FTS RAF Valley Solo Display colour scheme (or so the Internet tells me)

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Post by ChrisGilligan » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:45 am

3 for the price of 1 with this image, taken during the farewell celebrations of the RAF Tornado at RAF Marham 28/2/2019.

ImageRAF Tornado GR4 Farewell by Chris Gilligan, on Flickr

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Post by Phil H » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:18 pm

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Going back to last Century and pre-digital, for my submission, scanned from a 6" x 4" print.
Wet film Praktica MTL and Phantom FG1s,

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